Doug Ford scraps carbon tax plan and sets up climate fight with Trudeau

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Decision to end program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions puts Ontario in line for showdown with federal government

Ontario’s new rightwing government has ended a carbon pricing policy aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s most populous province.

The move to scrap the cap-and-trade program puts the provincial Conservative government – led by Doug Ford – directly at odds with the federal government’s bid to ensure provinces have a price on carbon in place by the end of 2018.

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